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Regional Conferences Reveal…and Fuel…a Growing Movement

For all its benefits, technology just can’t replace the power of in-person gatherings.  As with all of history’s great movements, today’s surge in Christian adoption, foster and orphan care is nourished by conferences large and small.  These events unite allies, spread ideas and training, and energize for action. The annual CAFO Summit–now in it’s 10th […]


Wait No More 2013

As a number of recent news articles have noted, the Christian orphan care movement increasingly includes a robust emphasis on kids in foster care.  (See, for example, Fostering a Family).  This is beautiful.  It’s common to observe one church—and often a single family—that is simultaneously supporting orphan care in Africa, adopting from China and fostering […]


Kelly Rosati’s New Book, WAIT NO MORE

This blog often highlights the tremendous need to speak more openly about the way beauty and pain that so often come together as we love the orphan.  A book released last month does just that:  Wait No More, by Kelly and John Rosati. Kelly has long given effective leadership to Focus on the Family’s extensive […]


Post Adoption Support from Focus on the Family

As we’ve discussed on this blog many times, I believe the support of adoptive families facing challenges along the adoption journey is the single most important issue facing the adoption movement.  Summit will include a great deal of training and resources on this front, both for families and for church ministries.  There is great need […]


The Wall Street Journal on the Christian Orphan Movement

The Wall Street Journal on Friday carried an amazing article on the Christian orphan movement.  Its central thesis echoed the thrilling truth frequently noted on this blog:  much like the early Church during Roman times, God’s people are again earning a reputation as “defenders of the fatherless.”   An excerpt of the article is below, and […]